Top 15 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi (寿司), it’s the otaku (オタク) culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga (漫画), anime (アニメ), cosplay (コスプレ) and themed cafés. While Tokyo (東京) is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek…

Boring Meetings? Check These Fantasy “Idea Rooms” in Akihabara!

Why agonize over dull, monotonous corporate meetings when you can always make the experience magical and Potter-like? What if you’re given the chance to sit inside a magic classroom like in Hogwarts, or in a white room inspired by Alice in Wonderland? Will you take the chance? You read that right. Fans of the globally…

Spend the Night in Akihabara at This Capsule Hotel for Men!

Traveling to Akihabara this summer? I’m sure you’re pretty much excited to tour the city streets while looking in awe at all the cool specialty shops. It is basically the most popular district for fans of Japanese anime, manga, and games. If you are visiting Akihabara for the first time, there are loads of places…

Otaku Girls, a New Animate Store Is Now in Akihabara Just for You!

Manga and anime, including its merchandises, are just some of the cool sides of the modern culture in Japan which both the Japanese and foreign tourists are all excited for. Whether you prefer a 2D or a 3D character, each and every one of them is possibly available in Japan. While the otaku culture may…

A Fun and Completely Free Otaku Activity in Akihabara: Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom!

Akihabara is no doubt the place for all things electronic and is a mecca for all otakus hoping to add to their manga and anime collections. Walking through the streets of Akihabara will also give you plenty of opportunities to see popular figures and “gunplas” or Gundam Plastic Models. 【お知らせ】プレミアムバンダイ「MG ゲルググキャノン(MSVカラー)」など7月発送ガンプラの予約受付は本日23時まで! http://t.co/YHsrg67USh pic.twitter.com/JzLwT8tx43 — ガンダムインフォ…

Feeling Lonely After a Hard Day? Then Visit Akihabara’s Cuddle Cafe to Relax and Unwind!

Japan is becoming more progressive and modern as years go by. To accommodate this fast-paced country, Japanese citizens have become more career oriented and marriage, although still culturally important, is being pushed to a later date for the working population. Dating has also become difficult. Therefore, it is safe to assume that more men and…

What to Buy in Akihabara: Things Not to Miss in Japan’s Otaku Mecca!

Where’s the best place in Tokyo to get my otaku on? Ask anyone and you can be sure to get one, unified answer: Akihabara, the electric city. What was considered a black market in years gone by has now transformed into the heart of otaku culture in Japan. Strolling around Akihabara, you’ll be awed by…

Get your Fill of Gourmet Local Delicacies from Regions All Over Japan in Akihabara!

Traveling all over Japan is considered a dream for many people, including the Japanese. One particular aspect as to why traveling to all 47 prefectures is so appealing is getting the opportunity to taste and compare all the local cuisine and delicacies associated with each region. However, as you can imagine, achieving this would require…

Try Final Fantasy Ezorea Cafe for the Ultimate Theme Cafe Experience in Japan!

For fans and non-fans alike, your trip to Japan should include a visit to the Final Fantasy Ezorea Café in Akihabara. Themed cafes are quintessentially Japanese and no trip to Japan would be complete without a stop at one of them. While cat cafes, maid cafes, and now even owl cafes are located all around…
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